Dr. Jeanne Carol Ford

Boston Mt. Education Co-Op

Dare To Break The Mold: Engage & Motivate Even Your Toughest Student!

Monday, July 9, 2018
10:25 am - 11:25 am
Grand III

Do you want ALL your students highly engaged and motivated throughout the day? This seems nearly impossible...especially in the ALE environment. When we provide multiple opportunities for students to respond to instruction, we help maximize student growth, increase student responsibility for learning, and have a lot of fun doing it! In this jam-packed session, you will learn specific, unique strategies that can be used immediately to maximize student engagement and motivation including: randomization, story telling, dynamic tension, and more. Bring your own passion and creativity back into the classroom. Your students will thank you for it!

Assessment, Cognitive Research, Collaboration, Instructional Strategies, Learning/Development
Elementary; Secondary


Kameron Lunon

N. Little Rock Academy

Lasting Effects of Elective Courses in ALE

Monday, July 9, 2018
10:25 am - 11:25 am
Grand X

Elective courses can have a powerful influence on ALE students by motivating, inspiring, and encouraging them. The start to an education begins by first getting the student to school, and it's not uncommon for students to lack motivation to do so. A project based elective course that allows a student the opportunity to do something they enjoy can motivate them to come to school, even if it’s just for that class. Not only does it affect attendance, but when projects are made an incentive, an elective course can inspire a student to adjust in their other courses so that they can participate in what they enjoy. Ultimately, a semester in an elective course can potentially change the general direction a student is going, all because they’ve found a way to express themselves in a positive manner in a learning environment.

Collaboration, Curriculum Alignment, Learning/Development, Mentoring/Coaching
Secondary; Administration


Trey Prieur & Wally Shaw

Cass Job Corps

Cass Job Corps

Monday, July 9, 2018
10:25 am - 11:25 am
Grand I

CASS Job Corps provides career technical training and education to students ages 16-24 on a voluntary enrollment basis. This presentation will outline the educational options and career options for students.

Academic Planning and Scholarship
Elem; Secondary


David Ward

Cedar Ridge Public Schools

Bringing Learning To Life In A Cemetery

Monday, July 9, 2018
10:25 am - 11:25 am
Grand VIII

This workshop is an in depth look at a project based activity that revolves around collecting raw data from a local cemetery and bringing it back to the classroom and putting it to work. While this workshop will certainly address Arkansas History, there is also a strong math, science and literature base. Students and teachers alike will be amazed at how real that historical issues such as war, epidemic, life expectancy, infant mortality and health care become tangible as you observe them first hand in your local cemetery. This workshop will be relevant to teacher of grades 3 – High school.

Collaboration, Content, Instructional Strategies
Elem; Secondary


Jon Wellman

Piggott School District, Piggott, AR

Bring Life To The Classroom

Monday July 9
10:25 am - 11:25 am
Ambassador A/B

This presentation will focus on projects that will come to life in the classroom. Examples( Garden Tower, Incubator, chicken coop, Green house, Painting of pumpkins, sign making, and living gardens), The lessons incorporate English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Life skills, Social skills, Technology skills and Communication skills. These projects can involve the whole school with AE students being the leaders. Finally, The most important part of this presentation is how to obtain funding, (resources and networking) for the different projects where the AE student is successful.

Cognitive Research, Collaboration, Content, Curriculum Alignment, Education Technology, Health and Wellness
Elem; Secondary


Beverly Wilson

Greenland School District

How To Use A Graphing Calculator

Monday, July 9, 2018
10:25 am - 11:25 am
Ambassador D/E

This session will demonstrate how to use a TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator. Instruction will include in how to graph and solve polynomials with a graphing tool. How to find minimums and maximums of polynomial functions will also be discussed. Also covered will be how to graph and find an equation of best fit from a set of data points.

Content, Education Technology, Instructional Strategies
Elementary; Secondary